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Aggie horse team hosts 25 riders to NCTA clinic

NCTA Ranch Horse team members Whitney Hall of Alliance and Shane Hoer of Blairgain some horsemanship pointers from clinician Sherman Tegtmeier. Photo courtesy NCTA

Curtis, Neb. – Riders from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and southwestern Nebraska joined professional horse trainer Sherman Tegtmeier in a weekend equine clinic at the NCTA campus.

Twenty five students and riders from around the region gained skills tips in horsemanship and reining, particularly to assist them to become better riders in synchronization with their horse.

Members of the NCTA Ranch Horse team hosted the two-day clinic at the indoor arena. The first day 24 riders participated with 20 in the arena on the second day. Riders and their horses – whether privately owned or those from the NCTA equine science program – gained experience for general riding as well as tips for ranch horse or stock horse competitions.

Freshmen team members will travel to Colorado on Nov. 5-6 with a scrimmage in preparation for the next official contest, the Region 5 Championships of the American Stock Horse Association Dec. 2-4 at Loveland, Colo.

Other ranch horse team members will travel to Oklahoma City in early November as student ambassadors and volunteer at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championships.

Additionally, the Aggie team will host another public clinic at the NCTA indoor arena with the Aaron Ralston Horsemanship and Ranch Horse Clinic Nov. 11-13 in Curtis.

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Information about the NCTA Equine program is available from Joanna Hergenreder, assistant professor and Ranch Horse Team coach, at 308-367-5271 or see ncta.unl.edu.

–Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

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